It’s Monday, and you should know what that means by now. It’s time for that long lost book rec from yours truly. If you want to know more about what the hell a #Bookvember is, head on over to the intro post. Feel free to join the fun either on your blog or on Twitter! Without further adieu…
Here’s my book recommendation for the day:
“ You can’t just go around murdering people. There are RULES, Nimona.”
Behold! It’s not an audiobook. Instead, I’m shoving my favorite graphic book EVER (Saga is a comic. Saga is a comic. Saga is a comic… I have to tell myself that for this statement to ring true) into your face. Please take care of it and love it forever.
Anywho, Nimona was one hell of a ride, delivering to us quite the unconventional female lead that is one of the many loves of my life. Oh, and did I forget to mention that this is a story about villains? Trust me, that’s the exact moment I sold my soul to Noelle Stevenson and began consuming every single work she was a part of (stay tuned… I can guarantee you’ll see this name again ;D). Just thinking about this book is making the perma-grin return… BRB, ’bout to reread.
If you want to read my coherent rant about my love of this super duper awesome GN, check out my review here.
Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.
But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
(If not, uhm… what are you waiting for?)